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25 Amazing and Little Known Facts about Authors | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly Giacomo Casanova (1725-98) wrote his memoir in 12 Volumes , “The Story of My Life” running to 3,600 pages. It was written in French, because Casanova thought it more sophisticated than his native Italian. It was published in full first time in 1960.
  2. Mystery writer, Agatha Christie, once amazingly disappeared for 3 months. She never revealed why or where she was.
  3. Agatha Christie wrote romantic novels under the pseudonym, Mary Westmacott.
  4. Amazingly Charles Dickens had to be facing north before he could write a word.
  5. The author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle, was an ophthalmologist, an eye doctor. He had to take up writing to make ends meet.
  6. Amazing fact is that before writing 007 novels, Ian Fleming studied languages at Munich and Geneva universities, worked with Reuters in Moscow, and then became a banker and stockbroker.
  7. The most expensive book is The Task by Tomas Alexander Hartmann. It has an amazing value by the author for 213 million U.S. dollars. It’s only 13 pages long.
  8. In the book, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is one sentence that is an amazing 823 words long.
  9. Between 1986 and 1996, Brazilian author Jose Carlos Ryoki de Alpoim Inoue had a massive amazing 1,058 novels published.
  10. Amazingly Stephen King received 60 rejection notices before his first short story was published!
  11. During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville’s timeless classic of the sea, ‘Moby Dick’, only sold 50 copies.
  12. Edgar Allan Poe wrote a short story in 1838, titled “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.” In the story, three shipwreck survivors in an open boat kill and eat the fourth man, named Richard Parker. In 1884, three real-life shipwreck survivors in an open boat killed and ate the fourth man, whose name was also Richard Parker.
  13. Columnist and author Marilyn Vos Savant holds a Guinness world record for the highest IQ ever recorded, scoring a whopping 228 on the IQ test.
  14. Dr Seuss wrote a novel “Green Eggs & Ham” using only 50 different words winning an amazing bet against his publisher who claimed it can’t be done. It became one of the best selling children books of all time.
  15. As a young man, William Shakespeare was caught pouching on another person’s property and sent into exile as punishment.
  16. Amazing fact is that George Bernad Shaw is the only person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar !
  17. Sidney Sheldon didn’t start writing novels until he was in his fifties.
  18. French author Michel Thaler published an amazing 233 page novel which has no verbs.
  19. Mark Twain’s real name was Samuel Langhorne Clements. Mark twain was a Mississippi riverboat term meaning mark number two. It was the second mark on the line that measured depth of the river and signified two fathoms, or twelve feet, a safe depth for the steamboat.
  20. Mark Twain was born in 1835 when Haley’s Comet came into view.
  21. When Mark Twain died in 1910, Haley’s Comet came into view again.
  22. Mark Twain first learned to ride a bicycle at age 55.
  23. It took Noah Webster 36 years to write his first dictionary.
  24. Amazing fact is that Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel in 1939 , ‘Gadsby’, which contains over 50,000 words , none of them with the letter E!
  25. Virginia Wolfe wrote all her books standing.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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